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John William Gregg

John William Gregg, American landscape architect. Member University Landscape Architects’ Society, Association Landscape Architects, American Society Landscape Architects (fellow), Alpha Sigma Phi, Delta Tau Sigma, Phi Phi.

Background

  • Gregg, John William was born on January 8, 1880 in Weare, New Hampshire, United States. Son of Frank Pierce and Ruth Adelia (Sleeper) Gregg.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Boston University, and University of Massachusetts, 1904.

    Career

    • Began with Department of Horticulture, St. Louis Exposition, 1904. Practiced in Nebraska, 1904-1907. Professor and head department horticulture, Baron de Hirsch Agricultural School, Woodbine, New Jersey, 1907-1910.

      Assistant professor horticulture, Pennsylvania State College, 1910-1913. Professor, chief of division and consultant in landscape design University of California, 1913-1947. Emeritus professor of landscape design from June 30, 1947.

      Developed parks and park system of Berkeley, campus of University of California at Berkeley, Los Angeles, Riverside, Davis and La Jolla school grounds, parks private estates in various parts of California.

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyterian

    Membership

    Member University Landscape Architects’ Society, Association Landscape Architects, American Society Landscape Architects (fellow), Alpha Sigma Phi, Delta Tau Sigma, Phi Phi.

    Connections

    • Married Mary Jennings, January 27, 1906. Children: John Jennings, Ruth Greenwood, Donald Franklin.
    • father: Frank Pierce Gregg
    • mother: Ruth Adelia (Sleeper) Gregg
    • spouse: Mary Jennings
    • children: John Jennings Gregg
    • Ruth Greenwood Gregg
    • Donald Franklin Gregg
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